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The Spring Hill High School Orchestra Booster Club donated $100 to the Cole-Smith American Legion Post 350 to support veterans’ programs and events throughout the Spring Hill community.
Spring Hill High School orchestra students work hard throughout the year to raise money through fundraisers to support the high school orchestra program. These proceeds are typically used to supplement the classroom fund and provide them with educational opportunities above and beyond the general operating classroom budget. Student fundraising allows Spring Hill orchestra students to receive specialized training visits from locally renowned clinicians, attend special performances by the Kansas City Symphony, and help defray costs for their upcoming festival competition in Chicago.
The Spring Hill High School Orchestra has been honored to be a part of the annual Spring Hill Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by Cole-Smith American Legion Post No. 350, having performed during the event for several years.  Taygun Ozakinci, director, states, “We believe in the work of the American Legion and agree that our veterans are one of the most valuable assets to our community. Donating funds that our students worked hard to obtain is a wonderful way for us to tangibly support the American Legion in their efforts and provide students with an example of how to be good stewards of their own money.”
The Spring Hill High School Orchestra presented the donation to Tommy Holland, post commander, Cole-Smith American Legion Post 350, Spring Hill in a ceremony at Spring Hill High School on Dec. 3rd.

About The American Legion
The nation’s largest wartime veteran organization, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans care and rehabilitation, Americanism and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation.